Keepthescore Blog

Here you will find important announcements for Keepthescore as well as tips and tricks.

How does basketball scoring work?

02 February, 2023

Contents Field goals Free throws Bonus throws What are "and ones"? What information is displayed on a basketball scoreboard? What you'll need Overview Basketball scoring involves two main methods Field goals: a player scores 2 points for a successful shot made from within the three-point line...
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The Ultimate Guide to Hosting a Successful Virtual Competition

27 January, 2023

Virtual competitions are becoming increasingly popular as a way to connect with people. They provide an opportunity for students and small corporate teams to come together in a fun and engaging environment, without having to worry about travel costs or being limited by geographical boundaries....
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How to improve your live sports broadcast with your own professional score bug

19 January, 2023

What is a Score Bug? Score bugs, also known as score tickers, are small graphic overlays that display real-time information related to the program or event being broadcast on television. They are most commonly used in live sports broadcasts to show the current score, the names of the teams...
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How to display a scoreboard on a TV

11 January, 2023

Displaying a scoreboard on a TV is a great way to keep participants engaged and informed during a contest or event. Whether it's a sports match, a gaming tournament, a corporate competition or a classroom activity, a TV scoreboard can help create a sense of excitement and competition. In this...
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Update for December 2022

06 January, 2023

Hello! πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the monthly round-up for KeepTheScore. You may not know this but KeepTheScore is a one-man show. It's one guy (me) doing the coding, the support, the design β€” and writing this newsletter. December was not a very productive month for me, due to catching the flu. Twice! (Don't...
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Online tally counters: what are they good for?

30 December, 2022

Tally counters (sometimes called click counters) are used to count things. The physical version is a small handheld device with a mechanical button that increments a count when pressed. They are used for simple counting tasks, such as keeping track of the number of attendees at an event or the...
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Classroom gamification: a simple way to get started

12 December, 2022

Introduction Gamification refers to the use of game-like elements, such as points, badges, and leaderboards, to motivate and engage people to achieve their goals. The benefits include increased motivation, engagement, and learning. A proven example from outside the world of education is fitness...
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Update for November 2022

09 December, 2022

Hello! πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the monthly round-up for KeepTheScore. You may not know this but KeepTheScore is a one-man show. It's one guy (me) doing the coding, the support, the design β€” and writing this newsletter. Here's what I got done in November: Leaderboards: custom colors for top-ranked players...
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Gaming leaderboards and toxic behavior

07 December, 2022

Leaderboards have become a common feature in many video games, providing players with a way to track their progress and compare their skills to others in the community. These ranking systems can be a powerful motivator, encouraging players to push themselves and improve their skills in order to...
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Live score widgets for your website

28 November, 2022

Contents Why add a widget your website? Easy integration without touching code Automatically updating scores Customize the look of your widget How do I create the widget? Using sports scoreboards as widgets Questions and feedback Adding a live (automatically updating) score-widget to a website...
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Leaderboards: the quickest way to implement gamification

18 November, 2022

"Gamification" is everywhere. You will find it in toddler day-care centers, in high-impact sales teams, in the classroom, in corporate training centers and of course in the games on your phone. Why? Because gamification works. What is gamification? Gamification is the use of game-design elements...
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Update for October 2022 (including special offer)

11 November, 2022

Hello! πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the monthly round-up for KeepTheScore. You may not know this but KeepTheScore is a one-man show. It's one guy (me) doing the coding, the support, the design -- and writing this newsletter. Give and take 🎁 This newsletter now has over 2,000 subscribers. Amazing! πŸŽ‰ To...
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Changes to pricing and payment

23 October, 2022

Keepthescore has switched to subscription payments. Here is what that means: You can now buy a premium membership for either 15 days or a recurring subscription (which renews every month or every 6 months). If you have an active premium membership, then all boards you create (or have created in...
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The best cornhole scoreboards

18 October, 2022

Cornhole (sometimes also called bean-bag-toss or sack-toss) is a much-loved game in the USA. It is usually played in the summer. To play it you require a couple of cornhole boards. These are raised, angled boards with a round hole in the far end. Players or teams take turns throwing fabric...
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Feature update for September 2022

07 October, 2022

Hey πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the monthly round-up for KeepTheScore. You may not know this but KeepTheScore is a one-man show. It's one guy (me) doing the coding, the support, the design -- and writing this newsletter. Here's what I got done in September. Improvements to sport πŸ€ scoreboards I've added a few...
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Everything you need to know about digital scoreboards

06 October, 2022

Digital scoreboards are an integral part of professional and semi-professional sporting events. They are essential to help keep students, players, alumni, or audience members engaged and connected. Broadly speaking, there are 2 types of digital scoreboards: video / LED scoreboards or Fixed-digit...
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Harry Potter House Points for your classroom

05 October, 2022

House points at Hogwarts are awarded for good deeds and deducted for bad deeds. The running total is made publicly available and a prize is awarded to the top-scoring house after a set period of time. Surely this is the most famous example of gamification in childrens' literature! Here's how the...
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How to create a classroom leaderboard

15 September, 2022

Contents Gamification in the classroom Leaderboard tools That's all! Do you need a quick and simple way of grading your students, whilst not actually grading them? Of course you do. Because it's fun, engaging, and you are promoting gentle competition. In this post, we'll look at using...
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How to create an online ranking system

08 September, 2022

What is a ranking system? To put it simply, a ranking system is a way of comparing things (usually players or teams) so that for any 2 given things you can say which is better β€” which is "ranked higher". Usually these players or teams are displayed in a list with the highest rank (#1) at the...
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How to create a math quiz for kids (including a leaderboard)

01 September, 2022

Creating a quiz is a great way of engaging students and fostering gentle competition. It's also a lot of fun for everyone involved. The problem is that there are a huge number of resources available which can be quite overwhelming. So to help you get started we'll give you a list of tools that...
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Feature update for August 2022: subscriptions are coming!

30 August, 2022

Hey πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the monthly round-up for KeepTheScore. You may not know this but KeepTheScore is a one-man show. It's one guy (me) doing the coding, the support, the design -- and writing this newsletter. Here's what I got done in August. I added one headline feature and am preparing for a big...
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Leaderboards and rankings for timed events

29 August, 2022

Are you running an event that involves tracking times? Maybe you are running a Formula 1 competition or a tournament involving Mario Kart or GTA? We've got you covered! Our leaderboards and scoreboards now support times allowing you to track hours, minutes and seconds per player (or...
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Feature update for July 2022

29 July, 2022

Hey πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the monthly round-up for KeepTheScore. You may not know this but KeepTheScore is a one-man show. It's one guy (me) doing the coding, the support, the design -- and writing this newsletter. Here's what I got done in July: Added team logos for live sports scoreboards Our sports...
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Team Score-keeping: allow everyone to add own scores

11 July, 2022

week by the same group of people. You can use an online score-keeping app like Keepthescore.co for this, and you should agree how the scores actually get collected. A designated person to do the score-keeping is a good idea, but it may place a burden on that individual, especially when there are...
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Feature update for June 2022

30 June, 2022

Hey πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the monthly round-up for Keepthescore.co. You may not know this but Keepthescore.co is a one-man show. It's one guy (me) doing the coding, the support, the design -- and writing this newsletter. Here's what I got done in June: Improvements for sports scoreboards Our sports...
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Creating a Twitter follower leaderboard

26 June, 2022

Comparing people by their number of Twitter followers is of course nothing more than a popularity contest. It may be a very simple vanity metric, however it is useful. In general, high-profile people and those that are "good" at Twitter will have more followers than the rest. At the moment there...
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Turn your PC into a scoreboard in 3 simple steps

17 June, 2022

Contents Turn your PC into a scoreboard The right scoreboard software Introducing Keepthescore.com How to create a free online scoreboard How much does the scoreboard cost? Please give us feedback! You don't need to spend large sums of money on specialist equipment to get a professional looking...
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How to create a fundraising leaderboard

13 June, 2022

Fundraising is hard. It requires thorough planning and execution. Once it's underway, one of the challenges is drawing attention to your initiative, keeping people updated, and keeping donors coming back. One relatively easy way to update (and motivate) everybody involved is setting up a...
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How to create a classroom scoreboard

03 June, 2022

Creating a scoreboard for your students is a great way of keeping them engaged and fostering gentle competition. Let's take a look at why it works, what things you can track, and which tools you can use. Why use a classroom scoreboard? At the most basic level, a scoreboard should be seen as a...
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Newsletter for May 2022

31 May, 2022

Hey πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the monthly round-up for Keepthescore.co. You may not know this but Keepthescore.co is a one-man show. It's one guy (me) doing the coding, the support, the design -- and writing this newsletter. Here's what I got done in May: 1. Scoreboards for live streams It's pretty easy...
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How to add a leaderboard widget to your website 2022

10 May, 2022

It's simple to put a leaderboard onto your website. All you need to do is follow a few simple steps. Looking to embed a leaderboard in WordPress? Check out our WordPress plugin. What are the advantages of having a widget? A scoring widget makes your content dynamic and will increase the...
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How to add a live scoreboard to your OBS stream 2022

06 May, 2022

Contents How does it work? Step 1: Create a scoreboard Step 2: Get hold of the overlay URL Step 3: Insert the overlay URL into OBS Troubleshooting Advantages of our solution Please give us feedback! Are you streaming a live sports event using OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) or a similar...
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Newsletter for April 2022

28 April, 2022

Hey πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the monthly round-up for Keepthescore.co. You may not know this but Keepthescore.co is a one man show. It's one guy (me) doing the coding, the support, the design -- and writing this newsletter. April was a slow month in more sense than one. I took a break for Easter and was...
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Radical transparency: all of our metrics are now publicly available

26 April, 2022

After a lot of overthinking I have decided to make all of my metrics public on a single dashboard. The newly created dashboard shows revenue, engagement and signups for Keepthescore.co. Click here to see the dashboard. To be clear, this is less radical that it actually sounds. Others have been...
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Why you should add a digital leaderboard to your trade show booth

08 April, 2022

"Gamification" is a term that has been very popular in the marketing world for a long time. It is a way to reward people for their efforts and to compare their performance with others. Naturally, this also works very well for trade shows, exhibitions and other events. If you add a digital...
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Newsletter for March 2022

01 April, 2022

Hey πŸ‘‹ Welcome to the monthly round-up for Keepthescore.co. But first: you may not know this but Keepthescore.co is a one man show. It's one guy (me) doing the coding, the support, the design -- and writing this newsletter. This means that when my family and I catch Covid, everything grinds to a...
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How to run a prospecting day

24 March, 2022

Our biggest customer is listed on the NASDAQ and runs a monthly prospecting day. We asked them for some tips on how they make their prospecting days a success. But let's start with the basics. What is prospecting? Prospecting is the act of searching for gold deposits. It started during the Gold...
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How to create a leaderboard using Microsoft Excel

17 March, 2022

Using Microsoft Excel to create a leaderboard is not hard at all if you follow these step-by-step instructions. Leaderboards are a great way of motivating any team, be it a classroom, gym buddies or a sales department. What's really nice is that you can use Microsoft's OneDrive integration to...
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Newsletter for February 2022

28 February, 2022

Hey πŸ‘‹ I'm Caspar, the founder of Keepthescore.co and this is our first EVER newsletter. You are part of this historic moment πŸŽ‰ From now on, we intend to send a short monthly list of new stuff we've made so that you are always up-to-date. We aim to keep things simple and honest with no pointless...
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How to run a sales contest (including 8 ideas)

24 February, 2022

What's the most infamous sales contest of all time? Easy. It's the one that is depicted in the 1992 film, Glengarry Glen Ross. The film shows two days in the lives of four salesmen, and their increasing desperation when the corporate office sends a motivational trainer, Blake, with his brutal...
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How to create a simple leaderboard for your sales team

27 January, 2022

Gamification is a topic that has been popular for some time now. The reason is that it works! In this article we'll take a look at Why you should care about gamification in your sales team. How to get outcomes quickly β€” without signing up to an expensive tool or tediously integrating your data...
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How to create a leaderboard using Google Sheets

13 December, 2021

Creating an online leaderboard in Google Sheets is a great way to keep score and motivate any team or group. You can use the sharing function of Google Sheets to "broadcast" your leaderboard to as many people as you want. At the same time you can ensure that only selected individuals can update...
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Create your own Algicosathlon leaderboard

07 December, 2021

What is algicosathlon? Algicosathlon is a series of videos on Youtube created by various users. The first one was created by a person known as Cary Huang. "Algicosathlon" means twenty (ico) events (sathlon) using Algodoo (Alg), which is a physics sandbox software. In Cary's version, there were...
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Create an online team leaderboard

07 July, 2021

Finally, a simple way to track scores for teams A common feature request we heard in the past was "allow players to belong to teams" or "allow players to be grouped together". So we are very pleased to present what we are calling ✨Team Leaderboards ✨. A team leaderboard allows you to track the...
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